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Associate Professor Amanda Scardamaglia

Department Chair, Swinburne Law School


Associate Professor Amanda Scardamaglia completed her LLB (Hons) and BA at The University of Melbourne before being admitted to practice as an Australian Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She has also completed her PhD in Law at The University of Melbourne.  Her area of research is intellectual property law with a special focus on empirical and historical studies in trade mark law, branding, advertising and the consumer.  She is author of the book Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People Power and Place (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015) and is editor of the peer-reviewed journal Legal History.  Amanda was a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow in 2015-2016 and was awarded a residential fellowship at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management at Bournemouth University in 2017.  Her second book, Charles Troedel: From Stone to Print ´╗┐will be published by Melbourne Books in 2019.

Research interests

Intellectual property; Legal history; Trade marks; Brands; Advertising

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Law - 180100


Also published as: Scardamaglia, Amanda; Scardamaglia, A.
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